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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 to land on Earth, with asteroid by 5 December: Here’s all you need to know – Firstpost

By studying the soil samples sent by the shoebox-sized probe, JAXA scientists aim to study the formation of organic material in the ancient time.

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXAs Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is all set to land on Earth within a few days. The craft is bringing soil samples from an asteroid called Ryugu and is expected to land in a remote location in Australia by 5 December.
According to the official Twitter account of the spacecraft, the capsule separation of Hayabusa will be taking place from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm IST on 5 December. Within 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST on the same day, the orbit…

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